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TwistedElegance 03-18-2006 09:02 AM

Do you leave your pc on or turn if off?
 
Do you leave your pc on or turn it off each day?

I know many people who leave their PCs running ALL the time. I'm on an antiquated system that needs to have its rest at night, so I let her sleep a little. ;)

What about everyone else?

Edit: I was going to add a poll to this, but I clicked submit too soon. Grr!

trappercase 03-18-2006 09:05 AM

Maybe the admins will put a pollin for you. I, myself, never shut my computer off.

a_brewsy 03-18-2006 10:34 AM

accidents happen
my pc is on from dawn till dusk
and sometimes through the night

Sami 03-20-2006 03:13 AM

My pc's are on standby mode. But after reading this article
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( Billions of devices sitting idle in “standby” mode waste vast amounts of energy. adding up to more than $3 billion in annual energy costs )
I am seriously reconsidering it.

trappercase 03-20-2006 02:56 PM

That's a good point, Sami. I think I leave mine on from habit. Back when I first got a computer it took over five minutes to boot up. I supposed it's not necessary anymore. Is there any benefit to turning it off occaasionaly?

ChatMod#1 03-20-2006 07:31 PM

I leave my comp on most of the time, because i am always doing something on it, or downloading some software or something like that.

William_Wilson 03-20-2006 10:19 PM

my comp runs pretty much 24/7 i only restarted once in the last month or so, because i was installing Vista, lol. I like the sound while i'm sleeping, it isn't that loud, just a constant hum. :D

ChatMod#1 03-21-2006 01:06 AM

William did u buy Vista already? How did u get it?

a_brewsy 03-21-2006 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by William_Wilson
because i was installing Vista

how on earth did you get vista
or are you just bigging yourself up

TwistedElegance 03-26-2006 07:53 AM

Thanks to the mod that added the poll. :biggrin:

That is very interesting about standby. My computer is so old, it does some funky things when trying to get it out of standby, so I just opt to leave it running or shut it down altogether.

Risherz 03-26-2006 12:42 PM

I usually keep my PC running 24 hours a day as well, however I turn it off during exam time and test time during the night... apparently the more silent it is the better sleep you get (at least that what I heard once, but to me it looks like it's kind of true). So if I have a big test then I usually turn it off so that I might get better sleep and hopefully pass the test.

On other days, I keep it on and use it as an Alarm clock, so that I can wake up to the exact song I want to. This is kind of better than an alarm clock so I need to keep my PC on. I could turn it off... but I just like to keep it on :).

outofbreath 03-29-2006 09:39 AM

24/7 here as well.

Have met some people who claim it is not healthy to leave a computer running in your bedroom overnight, not sure how correct they are in their thinking.

ChatMod#1 03-30-2006 02:15 AM

I on it to use it, then i leave it off.

chocolatee 03-30-2006 10:58 AM

it depends...if i'm using it till morning, i leave it on...but if nobody's using it anymore, i turn it off so i can save on energy...

sarahjane 04-06-2006 02:21 AM

I always shut down my computer when I am done for the day so that it saves electricity. Plus it makes the house more quiet!

avona 04-07-2006 09:46 AM

I keep it On from morning till night , just shut it down before I go to bed

katapilla 05-17-2006 09:47 AM

i shut mine down whenever im not using it as its a laptop and a fire hazard more so than a pc i think xxxx

Jormin 06-10-2006 01:59 PM

Re: Do you leave your pc on or turn if off?
 
My computer is always on. I am to lazy to wait for a boot up but it don't hurt much. :P

zCon 10-22-2006 10:00 PM

I usually leave mine on... especially if I have downloads, scans or something else time intensive going... On the odd occasion I turn it off..

techowen 08-18-2007 10:22 AM

in regards to any electronics or electical device with solder connections they are better to be left powered up the the expansion an contraction of a solder point becomes weak an brittle over time when its tempature goes from warm to cold then eventully breaks like the filament in a light it will burn 10 to a100 percent longer if left on there are bulbs that have been burning well over 50 to 70 years there not special there just never turned off an are on a very stable power grid keeping them at a constant tempature so it is best to leave powered up things are changing an more things are built that have solderless connection just for that reason but not everything an not your pc so for general shelf life of your pc leave it on an run a cool screen saver with a sort of animation to it it will keep pc active an as for stanby thats good if your going on vacaction or long term time with no fuction it keeps board warmed up but uses less power hope this is insightful

techowen 08-18-2007 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TwistedElegance (Post 2174)
Do you leave your pc on or turn it off each day?

I know many people who leave their PCs running ALL the time. I'm on an antiquated system that needs to have its rest at night, so I let her sleep a little. ;)

What about everyone else?

Edit: I was going to add a poll to this, but I clicked submit too soon. Grr!

just a harmless joke what are ya refering to you or your machine when ya say needs its sleep ha ha please dont take this wrong just make things a bit on the lite side


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